Office of Emergency Svcs.

What is the OEM?
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is an agency at the local, state or national level that holds resp
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The Township of Washington Office of Emergency ManagementThe Township of Washington Office of Emergency Management under direction of Sgt. Fasciano is dedicated to the preparedness of our community for any type of serious event or emergency. The Township of Washington Office of Emergency Management works in conjunction with State, Federal, County and local authorities.  The goal of the Office of Emergency Management is the rapid restoration of normal routines.

Our staff is comprised of OEM coordinator Sgt. Fasciano and under the OEM Coordinator are our C.E.R.T members from the Township of Washington.  The purpose of the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program is to train volunteers to care for themselves, their family, their neighbors and finally, their community during an emergency. CERT is a volunteer organization which helps to improve the response and preparedness of the community when needed.

C.E.R.T. Volunteers Needed!

The Township of Washington has a CERT compromised of all volunteers under the direction of Sgt. Fasciano.  CERT is a program that trains you to help and assist your family and neighbors during an emergency situation.  In an emergency situation there is a possibility that emergency services may not get to you right away so having the CERT training can give you the skills to help emergency responders save lives and protect property.

During an emergency CERT will help provide the following support by giving immediate assistance with damage assessment, shelter support, crowd control, evacuation and medical triage.  All responses will be under the direction of our first responders.

If you are interested in becoming a CERT member, it only takes 20 hours’ of training which will give you a lifetime of critical skills that are priceless.  We are currently looking for additional CERT members to join our team!

If you are interested in joining and have questions please contact Sgt. Fasciano at 201-664-1140 Extension 319 or by e-mail at  Please click HERE to obtain a copy of the application and deliver it to the Township of Washington Police Headquarters.

Please take the time to learn about emergency preparedness and discuss it with your family or employees. Having a plan is detrimental during an emergency situation and can save lives.

For any alerts or warnings, they will be posted on our website as well as on the Township of Washington Police Departments Twitter account which you can follow at @WashTwpPolice.  We also offer our Swiftreach Alert Program, which is a system that makes phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of ‘Township of Washington’ or ‘Washington Township Police Department’.  If you wish to sign up for the Swiftreach program please click here and follow the directions.

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